Ah, two precious weeks left of summer before the season changes again. Those of you in temperate climates might be able to squeeze out some more sunshine over the course of the month, I however, will be preparing for the nine months of rain Washington pours in every year like clockwork.
This week's countdown works as a double-list of sorts. There was no way to list off the most visually striking works without mentioning the directors who led them. If you explore through ANN's encyclopedia enough, you'll notice that several directors in the list worked as staff members on other entries. There's certainly a creative community for artists thinking, or in this case drawing, outside of the box.
Satoshi Kon. He died and he never finished his last movie which was looking like such a masterpiece. At least he left us Perfect Blue, Paranoia Agent and Paprika. Your soul may rest in piece.... ;_;